The space for cattle fairs that the City Council of Los Realejos builds in La Cruz del Castaño will adapt its aesthetics to the agricultural environment that surrounds it, according to the municipal government (PP). The mayor, Manuel Domínguez, paid a visit yesterday to the 5,342-square-meter plot where the project is being carried out, budgeted at 197,776 euros, and stressed that the initiative would respect the traditional and rural image of this mid-range area.
The municipal architect and person in charge of the drafting of the Luz de los Ángeles Oramas project presented it last March to a group of neighbors linked to La Cruz del Castaño, accompanied by the mayor; the councilor for Urbanism, Laura Lima, and the councilors of the area of District VI of the town, Domingo García and José David Cabrera. “At that meeting, the initiative had neighborhood approval,” according to the local government.
The plot was recently acquired by the Consistory with the commitment to create a cattle fair space and other multipurpose uses, as demanded in the area. For Manuel Domínguez, «this project represents one of the greatest wishes of the population of the midlands of Los Realejos, an initiative that will allow us to maintain tradition, custom and that special feeling for such deep-rooted celebrations, that hopefully sooner rather than later they can be celebrate again as we used to ».
Laura Lima insists that «from the Municipal Urban Planning Management we made efforts to give the green light to this commitment of the government group with the residents of the area, a responsibility that we assumed as a challenge and that saw the light months ago in the form of a project and in this same week materialized at the beginning of the work initially delimiting the areas in which different retaining walls will be arranged ”.
«The project, supported by the neighborhood petition itself, has as a premise the minimum impact and maximum respect for the agricultural environment of special significance in which the aforementioned plot is located, a place with a deep-rooted festive tradition every first weekend in September , where homage is paid to the work of the primary sector and ancestral trades, “adds Lima.
Given that the plot has an important unevenness, a distribution in terraces has been projected to create spaces for the livestock exhibition by groups of animals, an area for the traditional dragging, space for fair and exhibition stalls and adapted accesses ”.